Recently, a nurse filed a grievance on behalf of Oncology Infusion nurses. The issue arose because nurses who missed their rest breaks were not paid at the time and a half rate.
In a collaborative effort, the issue was resolved. This will result in the 16 affected nurses receiving back pay for the missed rest breaks.
It is important that you review your paychecks to make sure that you are being paid correctly. If you ever have a question, feel free to call WSNA or speak with one of your Local Unit Officers.
Co-Chair for Nurse Conference Committee:
We are excited to announce that Laura Bayes was selected to be the Co-Chair for our bimonthly Nurse Conference Committee.
Jeff Frist, Co-Chair; Cynthia George Taha, Secretary; Grace Schackel, Rhonda Tull, and Robin Cully, Grievance Officers; Susannah Sharp and Tracy Pullar, Co-Communication Officers; Laura Bayes and Ryan Willis, Membership Officers; Darlyce Jerde, Occupational Health and Safety.
We will be holding Cafeteria Time on March 3, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Please come down and say hello and let us know if you have any questions about workplace issues.
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Hanna Welander, BSN, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206−575−7979, Ext. 3035.
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.